Friday, July 20, 2018

Crossing Borders Festival @ Two River Theater in Red Bank

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & READINGS

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THE HOMBRES
By Tony Meneses  •  Directed by Melissa Crespo

WHEN: Thursday, August 2, at 7:00 pm
WHERE:
Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
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The Hombres looks at the intimacy of male relationships through the point of view of Machismo culture. Set in New Jersey (“somewhere off a NJ Transit line”), the play follows Julián, a gay Latino yoga teacher, as he clashes with the Latino construction workers working outside his studio—particularly the older head of the crew, Héctor, who seeks from Julián something he never expected. Tony Meneses is the author of The Women of Padilla and Guadalupe in the Guest Room.

STAR-CROSSED (LOS DESDICHADOS)
Love Songs and Readings from Pablo Neruda's Translation of Romeo and Juliet
Music by Sofia Rei • Directed by Jerry Ruiz • Performed in Spanish

WHEN: Friday, August 3, at 7:00 pm
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Can falling in love be an act of revolution? That’s the question at the heart of a searing evening of iconic Latin music and excerpts from Pablo Neruda’s impassioned Spanish translation of Shakespeare’s tale of ill-fated lovers, Romeo and Juliet. This concert event will explore the many facets of falling in love: passion, romance, danger, jealousy, joy and more.

72 MILES TO GO
By Hilary Bettis • Directed by David Mendizábal

WHEN: Saturday, August 4, at 1:00 pm
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Anita is undocumented and has lived most of her life in Tucson, Arizona, quietly working as a maid while raising her three children with her American-born husband, Billy. On her way home one evening, Anita is pulled over, arrested, and then deported for driving without a license. 72 Miles to Go follows one family over a decade as they quietly come of age, fall in love, fight in wars, and fight for each other, against the backdrop of deportation, Joe Arpaio, DACA, and changing immigration laws.

AN EVENING OF ORIGINAL WORK BY LATINX SINGER/SONGWRITERS
Featuring Jaime Lozano and Michelle J. Rodriguez

WHEN: Saturday, August 4, at 8:00 pm
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Hear from some of today’s most exciting Latinx musical theater writers in our first evening of musical performances! Singer/songwriters who will perform in this cabaret-style evening will include Mexico native Jaime Lozano (who Lin-Manuel Miranda calls “the next big thing”) and Michelle J. Rodriguez, whose unique blend of bolero, bossa nova, and jazz has captivated audiences in New York and Chicago, where she is based.

RICHARD & JANE & DICK & SALLY
By Noah Diaz • Directed by Laurie Woolery

WHEN: Sunday, August 5, at 2:00 pm
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The classic “Dick & Jane” characters from the ubiquitous 1950s children’s books are grown-up and struggling to stay afloat in a home fractured by grief. Newly widowed Dick (now going by Richard) is raising his two children, Dick Jr. and Sally, who is deaf, while trying to manage a terminal illness that will inevitably leave them orphans. When he calls home his estranged sister, Jane, the family must reconcile and make peace with their shared and misunderstood histories before it’s time for him to go.

MUSIC BY MAREL HIDALGO AND HIS QUARTET

WHEN: Sunday, August 5, at 4:00 pm
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Marel Hidalgo is a nine-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Bradley Beach, New Jersey. His performance with his Quartet will bring jazz, blues and Latin music to the festival's closing celebration!


CROSSING BORDERS SUPPORTED IN PART BY:


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT INDIE STREET FILM FESTIVAL & SYN.CO.PATE

SUMMER JAZZ CAFÉ

WHEN: July 20 & 21 at 8:00 pm
TICKETS:
$28  Student Discount: $10
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This weekend, Summer Jazz Café presented by the Jazz Arts Project returns to Two River Theater with Giacomo Gates, Authentic Jazz Vocalist. Shows at 8pm.


TWO RIVER THEATER'S TOP FIVE FOR INDIE STREET 2018

WHEN: July 25–29

Five days of film, art, discussion and inspiration. This film festival offers attendees from around the world a weekend of great film, conversation, parties and more!

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Receive 50% OFF Ticket to each of the Top 5 Films with Code: TWORIVERFILMFAN

SYN.CO.PATE TAP DANCE PERFORMANCE

WHEN: Sunday, July 29, at 7:00 pm
TICKETS:
$30

Come and enjoy an evening of tap dance with a special performance of The Bridge, a new work choreographed by Nick Dinicolangelo and performed by his company, The Hands Down Tap Project.